Patient Reviews

At Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center, we are privileged to serve the bone, joint, and muscle needs of our community in Gastonia and the surrounding areas. 

We invite you to explore the stories of our past and present patients to learn more about the expert, compassionate care we have to offer you and your loved ones. 

  • “Very excellent service. I would definitely recommend to a family member or friend.”
    – Linda L.
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  • “Very personable and thorough with an explanation of diagnosis. Gave me a chance to ask questions, even though I was a walk-in. I was seen very quickly. Exceptional service.”
    – Jennifer D.
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  • “He was so wonderful and caring. I could barely walk before I had my hips replaced and I had a limp. Now I feel great. It has been two years since my surgery and everything is still wonderful. I would highly recommend Dr. Prato for any orthopedic care. He is awesome! ”
    – Casaundra L.
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  • “Dr. Parikh was awesome!! The staff made me feel comfortable for my procedure. This was not the first time I have been treated by Carolina Orthopedics and my experience has always been awesome!! I have referred several people to your facility because of the genuine care that is provided by the Doctors and Staff. Carolina Orthopedic truly has the best interest for the patients health and well being. ”
    – Cynthia M.
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  • “Received bilateral sacroiliac joint injections and I wouldn’t have trusted any other Doctor to do this. I had minimal discomfort and am very pleased with my treatment. ”
    – Cynthia F.
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  • “Thank you to Dr. Thomason for getting me back in the dog show ring with my knee replacement! After 35 years in the airline industry, loading aircraft and catering flights, my knees and shoulders are worn out. Dr. Johnson repaired my shoulder, and again I have been able to return to work and my activities. Thanks to a great team!!!!”
    – Amy S.
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  • “ Dr. Thomason explained everything to us and why he was ordering the MRI. He is a very friendly person that does not talk over our heads with his words. ”
    – Danny M.
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  • “Dr. Prato was very honest with my diagnosis. I will recommend him in the future.”
    – Michael S.
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  • “Very satisfied!!”
    – Gale S.
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  • “Dr. Thomason is the best. Fixed my shoulder and has given me use of my knees far longer than I ever hoped without surgery. 100 stars”
    – Kristen S.
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  • “The staff is very nice and efficient. Dr. Thomason was knowledgeable and knew just what to do for my knee pain!”
    – Sue R.
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  • “On time, friendly, efficient.”
    – John W.
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  • “Very informative visit ending with an injection and scheduling surgery. ”
    – Beverly S.
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  • “Excellent. ”
    – Constance M.
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  • “Dr. Prato was caring and knowledgeable about my problem. He informed me of my options.”
    – Nelda M.
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  • “Love this facility, staff and all of the Doctors. They are always friendly, polite and make you feel like family. They really want to get you feeling better. Dr. Johnson is the bomb!! Highly recommend to others.”
    – Toni G.
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  • “Dr. Prato is excellent! He takes his time and explains his findings with you. Very thorough Doctor! ”
    – James B.
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  • “Dr. Skeete is communicative, caring and extremely competent! ”
    – Lisa J.
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  • “I was very impressed with the attention Dr. Skeete gave me and the assurance my broken finger was going to be fine. She made direct eye contact and listened to me when I asked questions. The staff was excellent and very professional.”
    – William H.
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  • “Everyone in this office was so nice! Dr. Skeete did a wonderful job explaining what was going on and why she was doing what she did. Wonderful personality and was great with my daughter who I had to bring with me to my appointment. I would highly recommend Dr. Skeete to any of my friends or family. ”
    – Ashton G.
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  • “Dr. Thomason is like having a "big brother" who watches over me. He included me in every aspect of my pre and post-operative care plan. Thanks to him, my quality of life has tremendously improved. He's very professional, knowledgeable and prompt. I highly recommend this practice!”
    – Morgan S.
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  • “Very honest and thorough.”
    – Linda B.
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  • “Dr. Skeete gave awesome advice and treatment.”
    – Denise B.
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  • “I had the best experience! All the staff is wonderful and accommodating. The joint replacement class was very informative. I am glad I chose Carolina Orthopedic and Dr. Thomason. ”
    – Carolyn B.
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  • “Extremely impressed with how much time and interest shown to me. I feel very confident and comfortable that I'm in good hands with Dr. Thomason.”
    – Frank B.
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